Spartanburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 37,867 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Spartanburg is the 11th largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spartanburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spartanburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spartanburg who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), sales jobs (11.87%), and food service (7.56%).
The percentage of people in Spartanburg who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.78% of adults in Spartanburg have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Spartanburg in 2010 was $21,199, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,796 for a family of four. However, Spartanburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spartanburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Spartanburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spartanburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Spartanburg include German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Spartanburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.